The Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills met up for a 5:05 p.m. ET Monday football game  after their originally scheduled game (last Thursday) was moved back, due to the Tennessee Titans’ COVID-19 outbreak forcing the Bills to play the Titans last Tuesday. In an exciting matchup featuring the defending Super Bowl champs and another AFC contender on the rise, the Chiefs showed that they’re still the team to beat.

Kansas City came away with a 26-17 victory that was about much more than just the brilliance of Patrick Mahomes. And yes, Mahomes was still terrific, completing 21-of-26 passes for 225 yards (8.7 AVG), two touchdowns, no interceptions, and with a passer rating of 128.4. Here were his two touchdown passes, both of which went to star tight end Travis Kelce:

But the Chiefs ran for even more yards than they threw for. Kansas City had 243 yards on the ground over 46 carries (5.3 AVG), and rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire had a career-high day that was easily his best performance since Week 1. Edwards-Helaire ran for 161 yards on 26 carries (6.2 AVG).

If the Chiefs’ run game can be this effective to go with the always-lethal passing attack? Watch out.

Kansas City improves to 5-1 with the victory, and now extremely favorable games against the Denver Broncos (Week 7) and New York Jets (Week 8).

After starting 4-0, the Bills are now 4-2 and have a -12 point differential, but still have a one-game lead in the AFC East. They should get back into the win column with a game at the New York Jets in Week 7.

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